Latest News from Michael Kent

Two pronged attack on Australian Guineas

Two pronged attack on Australian Guineas

Feb 25, 2013

by Andrew Garvey, Racing Victoria... Mick Kent decided to give High Shot the day off last Saturday rather than starting in the BMW Caulfield Autumn Classic but he will be on the float next Saturday along with stablemate Philippi, to compete in the Group 1 Australian Guineas ...

Seven Cities leads throughout

Seven Cities leads throughout

Feb 25, 2013

Michael Kent and jockey Vlad Duric may not have been in Singapore at the same time but both learned plenty during their lengthy stints there and it was great to see them combine for a good winner this week. Having only his second run back from a spell, the talented Seven ...

Two runners - two winners!

Two runners - two winners!

Feb 23, 2013

The stable enjoyed a great night at Moonee Valley on Friday - our two runners both saluting, Hula Lua finishing powerfully to win her second race in a row whilst progessive stayer You Think So was so impressive taking out one of the evening's features, the $150,000 ...

Hula - again!

Hula - again!

Feb 22, 2013

It was a great disappointment when the highly promising Hula Lua missed out on a run as emergency in last year's Queensland Oaks - Michael Kent still confident that she would've run a bold race. "It turned out to be an expensive trip for the owners," he ...

Will Godiva Rock in the Blue Diamond?

Feb 18, 2013

by Andrew Garvey, Racing Victoria Patinack Farm Blue Diamond Stakes contender Godiva Rock, ridden by Craig Williams, worked nicely at Cranbourne this morning but trainer Mick Kent will wait until tomorrow morning before deciding whether to start the promising filly in the ...

Aggregator races away

Aggregator races away

Feb 15, 2013

A horse who has always shown plenty of staying potential, the up-and-comer Aggregator could not have been more impressive racing away to an easy win at Moonee Valley on Friday night. Only just beaten by Mauritius at his previous start at Sandown, the lightly raced ...

Godiva Rocks

Feb 09, 2013

We look to have a very nice Blue Diamond chance this year - exciting filly Godiva Rock catching the eye with a strong finish in Saturday's Group 3 Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude at Caulfield. Showing plenty of natural ability at her first start, the daughter of Stratum ...

Fast finishing Hula Lua

Fast finishing Hula Lua

Feb 09, 2013

Always well regarded by the stable, promising mare Hula Lua was impressive saluting second up at Moonee Valley on Friday night. Catching the eye with a strong late finish when resuming over 1532m at Mornington late last month, the New Zealand bred mare appreciated a quick ...

Victorious Vittoria

Victorious Vittoria

Feb 08, 2013

A horse who has always shown plenty of potential, Vittoria looks ready to go right on with it after an impressive first up victory at Pakenham on Friday. Having her first start since a Brisbane winter campaign which saw her finish third in Quintessential's Queensland ...

Kent eyes major autumn 3YO races

Feb 05, 2013

By Mike Hedge, AAP The full set of Australia's top autumn three-year-old races could well have taken more distinct shape for trainer Mick Kent by the end of this week. Kent, whose ambitions are matched by an uncanny skill to encourage horses to fulfil them, will run ...

Above average Everage

Feb 03, 2013

A long-standing agreement to one day race a horse together may see trainers Michael Kent and Craig Carmody in the Group One winner's stall in three week's time. That's if everything goes to plan and the promising filly Everage measures up in the best of ...

She's A Gem

She's A Gem

Jan 26, 2013

She's only had five starts but already the tough and talented Summer Gem is a dual city winner - the promising filly saluting at Flemington on New Year's Day and on Saturday making it two in a row with a barnstorming victory in the Tip Top Plate. Wearing the ...

What A Beauty!

What A Beauty!

Jan 19, 2013

Whilst Michael Kent was kept busy with his two runners (both winners!) at Flemington on Saturday his son Michael Jnr was continuing the stable's good form a bit further afield - at the Woolamai picnic meeting! During a busy year in which he also completed his Bachelor Of ...

Double at Headquarters

Double at Headquarters

Jan 19, 2013

What great form the stable has been in of late - four of our last five runners saluting including a double at Flemington on Saturday - former Queenslanders Goldslick and Danish Whiskey both finding the line in determined fashion. Having her fifth run for us, Danish Whiskey - ...

A Slick performance

A Slick performance

Jan 19, 2013

Having her fourth run for the stable, former Queenslander Goldslick found the line well to win impressive fashion at Flemington on Saturday. Getting back on the rails but always travelilng well for an in-form Brad Rawiller, the four-year-old weaving her way through the field ...

Everage hoping for a Classic start

Everage hoping for a Classic start

Jan 18, 2013

A promising filly educated at our Cranbourne stables and part-owned by Michael Kent is entered to make her debut in Sydney on Saturday - all we need is a bit of luck at getting a run! First emergency in the $250,000 Inglis Classic, Everage caught the eye at last year's ...

He has plenty of Backbone

He has plenty of Backbone

Jan 13, 2013

It was only a matter of time until the promising Backbone broke through for his first metropolitan victory and he did so in good style - finising on strongly to find the line gamely in the Straight Draw Handicap at Flemington on Saturday. Having only his second run this ...

Philippi back in action

Philippi back in action

Jan 08, 2013

from Racing Victoria... Progressive three-year-old Philippi is back in work at Mick Kent’s Cranbourne stables with the unbeaten colt on track for a return to the track during the Melbourne Festival of Racing. Philippi currently has three wins from three career ...

Safari salutes

Safari salutes

Jan 07, 2013

The second leg of our Cranbourne Friday night double, Safari recorded a dashing victory in the 1600m ratings event - working to an early lead and getting clear before the turn. Wandering off the rails a bit in the run home, Safari was challenged over the final 100m but he ...

Handsome Is as Handsome Does!

Handsome Is as Handsome Does!

Jan 07, 2013

The stable took two runners to Friday evening's Cranbourne meeting and we happily cheered them both on to victory - kicking off with debutant Handsome Knight in the opening event. Settling back in a fast run race, the son of Al Samer ran on gamely in the straight - ...

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Jan 01, 2013

The first metropolitan race for 2013 saw the stable kick off in style - promising filly Summer Gem showing great heart to take out the New Year Handicap. Having her first run since a winter campaign that saw her in the placings at her first three runs at Sandown and ...

Tremendous Toranos

Tremendous Toranos

Dec 28, 2012

It is always a good sign when a lightly raced horse who has always shown promise resumes with an easy win. Which is just want Toranos did at Mornington on Thursday - the up-and-coming four-year-old rounding up his rivals in a 2019m maiden before racing clear by 2 1/2 ...

We Think he is good!

We Think he is good!

Dec 22, 2012

In-form galloper You Think So took a step closer to black type success with a gutsy performance at Flemington on Saturday. Taking an early lead for Adam McCabe, the handsome chestnut travelled beautifully for the duration of the Bitalli Handicap and at the turn had his ...

Brave by name and nature

Brave by name and nature

Dec 21, 2012

He may not have been first across the line but there is no doubt that the aptly named True Brave deserved his Moonee Valley victory on Thursday night. Awarded the race, a 1533m maiden, on protest, the lightly raced and promising four-year-old endured a tough run and was oh ...